Shabbat Shalom! It was a short week, but you can definitely tell that things are beginning to pick up in our community as everyone settles in after the summer. Professor David Shneer, the Director of CU’s Jewish Studies Program, opened a photographic exhibition based on his recent book at the CU Art Museum; read about the opening below and more about the exhibition here.
It was a momentous week in Israel with social protests last weekend; BJN correspondent Rabbi Ori Har checked in both before and after. We also got a more in-depth report from BJN correspondent Shaul Amir about the Israeli view of the “Arab Spring” as well as some of the long-term impacts of the newly-awakened social justice movement in Israel. (See below under News for these reports.)
Next week has a few things in store as well; Sunday is the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and there is a large memorial event and concert in Denver’s City Park at 1 pm on Sunday featuring Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Governor John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, the entire Colorado Congressional Delegation and music by The Beach Boys and Tyler Ward. On Tuesday, September 13th, the Boulder JCC is holding a meeting for the community with their architects to discuss the plans for the new Boulder Jewish Community Center. And on Thursday night, September 15th, Professor Shneer will give a lecture and personal tour of his exhibition at the CU Art Museum.
BJN would like to welcome our newest supporter, Carolyn Bleicher of RE/Max of Boulder. Carolyn has recently relocated here from Chicago with her husband; welcome to Boulder, Carolyn, and thank you for your support.
Finally, we officially open the High Holidays season with a video from Israel, “Dip Your Apple” from the Fountainheads. Scroll down for the video that will leave you humming and tapping your toes!
Arts & Culture
Shneer Gallery Show Opens At CU Art Museum
Share Your Thoughts About the New JCC
New York Trivia: Russ and Daughters
NY Trivia: I’ll Have What She’s Having
Bringing God into the Conversation
Update from BJN Israel Correspondent
The Peaceful Storm – Update from Tel Aviv
and, to get you in the mood for Rosh Hashanah: